Leadership in Turbulent Times

Leadership in Turbulent Times

Book - 2018 | First Simon Schuster hardcover edition
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"In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership in Turbulent Times, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely--Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)--to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders."--Provided by publisher.
Contents: Part 1. Ambition and the recognition of leadership
Abraham: "Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition"
Theodore: "I rose like a rocket"
Franklin: "No, call me Franklin"
Lyndon: "A steam engine in pants"
Part 2. Adversity and growth
Abraham Lincoln: "I must die or be better"
Theodore Roosevelt: "The light has gone out of my life"
Franklin Roosevelt: "Above all, try something"
Lyndon Johnson: "The most miserable period of my life"
Part 3. How they led: man and the times
Transformational leadership: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
Crisis management: Theodore Roosevelt and the Coal Strike
Turnaround leadership: Franklin Roosevelt and the Hundred Days
Visionary leadership: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights
Epilogue: Of death and legacy
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018
Edition: First Simon Schuster hardcover edition
Branch Call Number: 973.099 G
Characteristics: xvi, 473 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781476795928


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Ms. Goodwin is a national treasure. Her books on LBJ, T.R., Lincoln and his cabinet, are time capsules and their truth and accuracy represent those times as well as the current times. Themes of character, duty, sacrifice, and honor mean something in Ms. Goodwin's worldview. Her clarity is sorely ... Read More »

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